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A.J. Phoenix Veterinary Service

Our hospital specializes in canines and felines. Along with exams and vaccinations, we also do routine surgeries such as: spaying and neutering, declawing cats and mass removals. We also have the technology for dental cleanings, bloodwork on site and digital radiographs that can be quickly and easily sent to specialists if needed.


Get to know us.


Jennifer Smith, Registered Veterinary Technician

Born and raised in Strongsville, Jen has worked at A.J. Phoenix for 21 years now. She started working as a receptionist her senior year of high school through an animal care class at Polaris Career Center. Also her senior year, she briefly worked at the Cleveland Metropark's Zoo until her graduation and starting working at A.J. Phoenix full time. Jen graduated from Cuyahoga Community College in 2003 with an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Veterinary Technology.  She's married, has six dogs, one bird and owns and runs her own business.


Christine Lipp

She moved here to Ohio with her family in August of 1999 from New York State where she was born and raised. Her past work experience has been: a unit secretary in a hospital for 17 years, a Dairy Queen employee for 13 years and now, a receptionist/room assistant here at A.J. Phoenix since September of 2009. Working with animals has always been a dream job for Chris and Dr. Sorm gave her that opportunity.  She loves every minute of it and its been a privilege to take care of her clients and their pets.